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BMC Biology 2017 15:59 DOI: 10.1186/s12915-017-0403-5
There is increasing evidence that all cells sense mechanical forces in order to perform their functions. In animals, mechanotransduction has been studied during the establishment of cell polarity, fate, and division in single cells, and increasingly is studied in the context of a multicellular tissue. What about plant systems? Our goal in this review is to summarize what is known about the perception of mechanical cues in plants, and to provide a brief comparison with animals.
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Hamant, Olivier and Haswell, Elizabeth S., "Life behind the wall: sensing mechanical cues in plants" (2017). Biology Faculty Publications & Presentations. 142.